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    New system - CD / DVD access slow down problems

    Tony (NightShadow, or the artist formerly known as NightShadow, I don't know, I haven't logged in for a while) and I (mainly Tony) built a new system yesterday, I believe he posted the specs in another thread before purchasing. The system is great, especially compared to the largely obsolete system I was running before.

    However, I was copying backed up files from DVD-Rs to a folder on C:\ when I noticed that the MP3 I was playing in the background had slowed down to about 50%. The mouse became laggy and any text I entered only appeared about 5 seconds after I'd typed it. It took around an hour to copy a DVD full of MP3s. Thinking it was perhaps the DVD, I tried another DVD, same problem. Tony suggested that the DVD-RW drive might be faulty - this morning I tried another drive, same problem. It isn't just when copying and pasting, any kind of access to a CD or DVD of any description, i.e. installing things, just brings the system to a stand still - not really ideal on a fresh install.

    Software wise we installed all of the various different driver CDs, motherboard, graphics card etc. and besides that, everything runs fine. I admit my knowledge is very limited anyway but Tony seems to be in the know and he's as confused as I am. Any help would be appreciated.

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    Having the specs would be quite handy. If it's a single core computer then you can expect some slow down when doing more than one thing anyway.

    Otherwise is your DVD on the same channel as your HDD?

    Finally it could be some kind of on-access anti-virus protection kicking in and slowing things down.

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    No, it's an Intel Core 2 Duo, and anyway, my single core Athlon XP 1700 never used to slow down copying from CDs / DVDs. The motherboard is an MSI MS-7235, 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD, graphics card is a GeForce 7600GT. I don't know what the channel question means, but it definately isn't my anti-virus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alistairheeley View Post
    I don't know what the channel question means
    Basically, is the IDE cable for the DVD Drive the same one you use for the HD, do they both plug into the same IDE port on the motherboard?
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    No, the DVD-RW is the only thing on the IDE, no floppy drives or anything either. The HDD is SATA, I don't know whether that has any significance or not as I do not know what it means.

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    Full spec list can be found here - although we changed to a Samsung HDD and an XFX 7600GT.

    As Al said the drives are on seperate channels; the DVDRW on the only IDE slot available and the HDD on SATA slot1.

    Any ideas?

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    Does it happen whenever there is CD access, i.e playing a music CD/installing software?
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    Yeppers.

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    Worth checking to see if it's running in DMA mode.

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    And perhaps a different cable, just to be sure thats not the problem.
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    It is running in DMA mode but the cable's an idea, I'll get him to swap it out and post back.

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    Does this mobo use the JMicron controller for IDE like most 965 mobos, if so this is a well known problem, u need to install the latest JMicron drivers so that the controller appears as a SCSI controller and not the Standard IDE controller, I had this exact problem with my AB9 Pro (965) before I moved to a SATA optical drive (only £20 btw) and it took me 2 hours to install BF2 from a DVD, after the driver update it was fine although I had already ordered the SATA optical drive before I found the solutions

    ftp://driver.jmicron.com.tw/jmb36x/W...L_R1.17.08.rar

    let us know how u get on fella
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightshadowUK View Post
    It is running in DMA mode but the cable's an idea, I'll get him to swap it out and post back.
    BTW that would be the IDE channels in device manager.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d3fiant View Post
    Does this mobo use the JMicron controller for IDE like most 965 mobos, if so this is a well known problem, u need to install the latest JMicron drivers so that the controller appears as a SCSI controller and not the Standard IDE controller, I had this exact problem with my AB9 Pro (965) before I moved to a SATA optical drive (only £20 btw) and it took me 2 hours to install BF2 from a DVD, after the driver update it was fine although I had already ordered the SATA optical drive before I found the solutions

    ftp://driver.jmicron.com.tw/jmb36x/W...L_R1.17.08.rar

    let us know how u get on fella
    You my friend, are a legend! Worked like a dream, only thing is now his HDD appears in appears in the 'Safely Remove Hardware' window...


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    Success! Those drivers worked perfectly! My hard disk drive is now appearing in the 'Safely Remove Hardware' window but hey, I don't care. Thanks a lot man, really appreciate it!

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    Hmph, it would appear I was snaked... IT WAS MY PROBLEM, AND MY SUCCESS, DAMN IT!

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